Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Anyway, the scariest thing about this painting was that I liked it from the start! (Usually I don’t get too attached until later in the painting process, if I think it is turning out OK).
I used 300 lb. Arches CP and I had so much fun creating the texture on all of the stone.
The gondola scared me a bit because it was so dark, and there was a “conflict of interest” as to whether the bottom of the boat should be off the page or on. My husband thought it should be on the page, but my art teacher said off the page, so I went with her suggestion. Well, my husband insisted that it stay on the page and said something like “but I guess you can’t fix it now”.
What?? The challenge was on!!!
I “erased” the bottom of the boat more than once and “fixed” that painting, at which point my husband liked it so much he paid for the frame!
The Gondolier, watercolor on Arches 300# paper, full sheet. (It's currently hanging over my piano, but it could be hanging over yours!!! If you are interested in purchasing, let me know!!)